In this Yahoo Life article, reporter Brittany Jones-Cooper interviews Fonda Bryant about her struggles with mental health as a Black woman, and how she overcame her depression and suicidal thoughts.

“Mental health does not discriminate, and culture matters. The biggest thing with the Black community is letting them know that mental health is real, that we can recover, and we can get better,” says Bryant.

If you or someone you know is struggling, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255 or text Crisis Text Line by texting “LIV” to 741-741.